The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16, 2018, aged 76, had a personality just as powerful and awe-inducing as her voice: By pen, pointed shade, or fax machine, the soul diva would not let an insult slide or stifle her opinion.
Her voice was strong and iconic — imagine listening to a Franklin anthem without being left weak-kneed and teary-eyed — but her antics offstage were just as outstanding. Whether she was throwing shade at fellow divas or saving the Grammys, Aretha Franklin did it her way. Here are some incredible facts about The Queen of Soul.
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